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Stroke prevention


Understanding stroke

  • NHS Choices is a confidential healthcare advice and information service to promote health and wellbeing. NHS Choices articles outline the symptoms, causes, diagnosis, and treatments for stroke, conditions that are risk-factors for stroke, and conditions that can be caused by stroke.
  • Stroke Overview from Healthtalk UK includes information from doctors about life after stroke and interviews with patients from a range of ages.
  • What is a stroke? web page from the Stroke Association explains the symptoms, types, and effects of strokes.
  • This Stroke Information article gives a detailed explanation of what happens in your brain during a stroke, with diagrams.
  • NHS Stroke Booklet has information for patients and their carers, families, and friends about stroke, the effects of stroke, stroke prevention, and stroke rehabilitation. The booklet is downloadable and printable and allows stroke patients to keep a record of their care.

Condition specific info

Conditions that are risk factors for stroke include: Conditions that might be caused by stroke:
  • Aphasia is when a person has difficulty with the way they understand and use language. The Stroke Association have more information about aphasia here.
  • Dysarthria (difficulty speaking).
  • Dystonia is the name for uncontrolled and sometimes painful muscle movements (spasms).

Life after stroke


Apps and web-based resources


Additional links for carers

For more information about stroke and practical advice and support for carers visit:


SSNAP resources

  • The SSNAP Help Area has lots of information about how we collect data and guidance for users.
  • On the SSNAP Webinar page you can view recordings of our latest webinars and download the presentation slides.

If any of the links on this page are not working, please email for advice. 

Please note, we have chosen the resources listed above because we think they will be useful for stroke survivors and the public for further reading, we are not directly responsible for any of the resources listed (other than the SSNAP resources). If you have any recommendations of resources we should add to this page, please email your suggestions to

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